Minnesota’s Best Resort in Minnesota

Awards and Accolades

2017

Couples’ Choice Award Wedding Wire
Family Vacation Critic Favorite Family Vacation Critique
Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Best Resort with Meeting/Event Space MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Best Minnesota Destination Venue Minnesota Bride Magazine
Award of Excellence Wine Spectator

2016

Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2016 Spas of America | Link
Best Kept Secret (Cru) Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Awards
Best Family Resort/Campground Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Awards
Top Resorts in the Midwest (#3) Conde Nast Traveler | Link
Minnesota’s Best Outdoor Reception Venue Minnesota Bride Magazine 
Minnesota’s Best Honeymoon Location Minnesota Bride Magazine
Best of Business Meeting & Event Space Twin Cities Business Magazine
Best of Business Golf Course Twin Cities Business Magazine
Best of Business Restaurant Bar Twin Cities Business Magazine
Family Vacation Critique Favorite Family Vacation Critique | Link
Best Resort in Minnesota for Golf Star Tribune
Best Social Media Presence MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Best Resort with Meeting/Event Space MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Customer-Facing Innovator Hospitality Technology
Award of Excellence Wine Spectator

2015

Spas’s of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2015 Spas of America | Link
Top 10 Resorts in the Midwest: Readers’ Choice Conde Nast Traveler | Link
Meetings & Conventions Gold Tee Award M&C’s Readers
2015 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Family Vacation Critic
Outstanding Individual in Tourism (Mark Ronnei) Explore MN Tourism Conference
Best Golf Venue MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Best Resort with Meetings/Events Space MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Best Venue Outside of Metro MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Gold Tee Award Meetings & Conventions Magazine
Family Vacation Critic Favorite Family Vacation Critic
Best Courses You Can Play in Minnesota Golfweek Magazine
Award of Excellence Wine Spectator

2014

Minnesota’s Best Golf Hotel World Golf Awards
Business Excellence Award Brainerd Lakes Chamber/Brainerd Dispatch
Family Vacation Critic Favorite Family Vacation Critic
Gold Tee Award Meetings & Conventions Magazine
Best Courses You Can Play in Minnesota Golfweek Magazine
Best Girlfriend Escape Star Tribune
Minnesota’s Best Honeymoon Location Minnesota Bride Magazine
Best Golf Venue MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Best Resort with Meetings/Events Space MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Best Venue Outside of Metro MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Best Entree Frozen Fore Food Fest
Best Dessert Frozen Fore Food Fest

2013

Best Courses You Can Play in Minnesota Golfweek Magazine
Gold Medal Resort Golf Magazine
Best Golf Venue MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Best Resort for Kids Star Tribune
Best Venue Outside of Metro MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Best Resort with Meetings/Events Space MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Minnesota’s Best Honeymoon Location Minnesota Bride Magazine
Best of Show Frozen Fore Food Fest
Top 5 Resorts in the Midwest Condé Nast Traveler

2012

Best Resort in Minnesota for Families Star Tribune | Link
Top 10 Northern U.S. Golf Resorts Condé Nast Traveler
Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World Condé Nast Traveler | Link
Top 150 Mainland Resorts in the U.S. Condé Nast Traveler | Link
Top 160 Resorts in the U.S. Condé Nast Traveler
Gold Medal Resort Golf Magazine | Link
Best Courses You Can Play in Minnesota Golfweek Magazine | Link
Minnesota’s Best Honeymoon Location Minnesota Bride Magazine | Link
Best of Show Kinship Partners Taste of the Lakes
Best of Show Frozen Fore FoodFest

2011

Mark Good, Chef of the Year Minneapolis American Culinary Federation
Platinum Choice Award Smart Meetings Magazine
Cindy Baysinger, Vision Award Minnesota’s Hospitality Journal
Best Courses You Can Play in Minnesota Golfweek Magazine
Best Resort for all Seasons MN Meetings & Events Magazine
Top 125 Golf Resorts in the World Condé Nast Traveler

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